Britain’s love affair with Spain started many years ago and appears to be in no danger of disappearing anytime soon.
Yes, British holidaymakers started to go further afield to destinations such as Dubai and Mexico, as well as starting to discover other European destinations where you get a lot of bang for your buck such as Prague in the Czech Republic and Istanbul in Turkey. However, Spain remains the most popular holiday destination for UK holidaymakers to this day and it’s not hard to see why.
With so many amazing locations offering guaranteed sunshine, stunning beaches and fabulous Mediterranean food, not to mention the cheap flights that are now available and the wide variety of high quality yet affordable, accommodation, Spain is still a favourable destination.
The only problem lies in deciding which Spanish resort to visit next.
Thankfully, you need look no further. In 2020 your Spanish holiday destination should, without a doubt, be Menorca.
Less popular than both the bustling island of Majorca and the lively party atmosphere that is Ibiza, Menorca is by no means inferior. In fact, it is arguably more versatile, more varied and even more exciting than these other Balearic islands.
Keep reading to discover the multitude of reasons why Menorca should be your Spanish holiday destination in 2020, from the fabulous fiestas on offer to the stunning local scenery.
1. The beaches are out of this world
If you think you need to travel to faraway shores to find the perfect beach setting, then you are wrong. All you need to do is head to Menorca. The sand is fine and golden, the sea is crystal clear and of course, the sun is warm and inviting.
What more could you want?
Son Bou, in particular, has the most amazingly long and gorgeous beach with shallow warm waters that are ideal for children to splash about in and have complete fun.
2. There are underwater caves for you to explore
If you love diving, snorkelling or even just swimming in the open ocean, then you need to head straight for Arenal d’en Castel, which has underwater caves and coral encrusted rock formations for you to explore.
Don’t forget to check out the amazing sunset if you happen to be diving at that time of day – you won’t be disappointed.
3. Menorca is home to many ancient structures
If you fancy yourself a bit of a cultural connoisseur, then Menorca is the Spanish island for you. There are many ancient structures dotted around the island, some of which are over 3,000 years old.
La Naveta des Tudons in Ciutadella, an unmissable town 7km from the Cala Blanca area, is incredibly impressive and well worth a visit.
As is the Torre d’en Galmes in San Bou, which is one of the largest Talaiotic sites on the whole island. Be warned, you will need at least half a day to do this site justice.
4. You can relax but still have fun
If you are looking for a Spanish holiday destination where you can unwind, get some much-needed sun and eat some amazing food, but still have the opportunity for a bit of excitement and adventure if the mood takes you, then look no further.
Holidays in Menorca are undeniably more laid back and relaxed than ones on other popular Balearic islands. However, there is still plenty to keep you occupied; from the karaoke and cocktail bars in Cala en Porter to the Aquarock water park in Cala en Bosch.
Make sure to look at private villas so that you can enjoy the company of your friends or family (whoever you are travelling with). Private accommodation allows you to relax in your own company without contenting with other holiday goers.
However, if you are wanting total R&R, then the quiet, tranquil and traditional fishing village of Binibeca is the perfect place for you.
5. The summer fiestas are fabulous
Taking place on the same dates each year, depending on what town you are celebrating in, the people of Menorca are renowned for their festivals and in particular, for their love of showing off their horses.
Head to Ciutadella in late June; Mahon, the country’s capital, from 6th September, and the gorgeous Cala en Porter on the third weekend in September.
You definitely won’t regret it, and what’s more, they are all completely free of charge!
6. The wine flows freely
Menorca has its own delicious wines that are grown in vineyards right on the island itself.
Although there are many vineyards across the island, a special mention must go to Sa Forana, near to Cala en Porter, which grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay grapes. It is a family-run vineyard, producing around 10,000 bottles per year; however, the wines are stunning and well worth a visit.
Surely you can’t need any more convincing?